Teresa Cheung (actress)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Cheung.
Teresa Cheung
Teresa Cheung.jpg
Chinese name 章小蕙
Born Hong Kong
Other name(s) Teresa Cheung Siu-wai
Zhang Xiaohui
Teresa Bee
Occupation Actress
Film producer
Spouse(s) Kenny Bee (1987–1999)
Official Website http://www.teresa.cc/

Teresa Cheung Siu-wai (Chinese: 章小蕙) (June 10, 1963) is a Los Angeles-based actress and producer.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Born in Hong Kong to parents of Shanghainese descent,[4] Cheung appeared in her first advertisement at the age of three.[5][6]

After relocating to Canada at age 15 with her family, she studied at the University of Toronto, majoring in Fine Arts History and English literature.[5]

She moved to Los Angeles in 2006.[7]

Career[edit]

Despite having no prior experience as a professional actor, Cheung was given a leading role in the 2004 film Colour Blossoms.[5] Writer/director Yonfan stated that she was his inspiration for the film.[5][8] Cheung received a number of awards and nominations for her role, only narrowly missing out on a Best Actress Award to Zhang Ziyi from the Hong Kong Film Critics Society.[2][9]

In 2005, Cheung signed with the China Central Television (CCTV), becoming the first female, Hong Kong-based actress to join the network artist management.[1]

Diamond Trade Center invited Cheung to the Oscars 2006 Diamond Aquifer Suite Event at the Soho House in Los Angeles, making her the first Asian actress ever invited.[7]

Cheung is credited as an executive producer on Oliver Stone's film, W., and has a cameo role as the journalist "Miss China."[4][7][10]

Human rights[edit]

In August 2006, Cheung was one of five Human Rights Heroes honored by Youth for Human Rights International during a summit held at the United Nations headquarters.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

In 1988, Cheung married Hong Kong pop star and actor Kenny Bee. The couple divorced in 1997.[5][13][14][15]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Colour Blossoms Meili
2008 W. Asian journalist Cameo; also credited as executive producer.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards group Award category—Film Result Ref.
2005 Cinemanila International Film Festival Rising Star Award—Colour Blossoms Won [16]
Chennai International Film Festival Awards Most Promising Actress—Colour Blossoms Won [17]
Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Performer—Colour Blossoms Nominated [18]
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress—Colour Blossoms Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Teresa Cheung signs with CCTV". SINA. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Kwong, Robin. "Festival an education for Teresa Cheung". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Posts Tagged Teresa Cheung". AsianCrunch. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Teresa Cheung Biography". Website. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Nadu, Tamil. "Films energise me, says `promising star'". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Kumar, S.R. Ashok. "Spanish film bags award at Chennai festival". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "W. (film by Oliver Stone)". imdb.com. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Colour Blossoms (Uncut Version)". YesAsia.com. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Best New Performer". The 25th Hong Kong Film Awards. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Sun, Andrew. "Teresa Cheung poised to throw Stone at Bush". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Human Rights Heroes Awards Ceremony held at UN Headquarters". Youth for Human Rights. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  12. ^ Chan, Carrie. "Crusading for human rights". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  13. ^ Wong, Avis. "It was like sleeping with the enemy". AsiaOne. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Socialites on a buying spree". Hong Kong Gossip. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  15. ^ So, Antoine. "The rumours are true". The Standard. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  16. ^ Awards, 7th Cinemanila International Film Festival. Retrieved on February 14, 2007.
  17. ^ S.R. Ashok Kumar, "Spanish film bags award at Chennai festival", The Hindu. Retrieved on February 14, 2007.
  18. ^ The 25th Hong Kong Film Awards. Retrieved on February 14, 2007.

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